By the end of Fifth Grade, students should be able to:

  • Pass both the reading and math portions of STAAR (in order to be promoted to 6th grade)
  • Pass the science portion of STAAR with a minimum of 75%
  • Understand the place value of numbers from the thousandths place through the billions period
  • Multiply and divide 3-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers
  • Add and subtract fractions
  • Utilize problem solving in math as well as their daily lives
  • Read and comprehend a 5th grade level passage at 140 words per minute (minimum)
  • Recognize and understand science in the world around them
  • Understand and utilize the scientific method
  • Understand key events and people in United States history
  • Use proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization and organization in all written work, not just Language Arts.